I currently bought a Ring Doorbell and am trying to locate my transformer that powers it since it is unable to activate my indoor chimes. I'm in a condo and do not have access to the attic but do to the crawlspace.
I have a forced air electric furnace by the front door that is closest to the power panel but I cannot locate a transformer in or around it. About midway through my living room, under the stairs, is where my water heater is located. There, I found a transformer attached to where the water heater's power is connected. This is about 20 or 30 feet from the front door.
I turned the water heater off and the electricity test tool would still beep by the low voltage wires out of the transformer. I then turned the breaker off for the doorbell and it stopped beeping.
My questions are:
Is this uncommon for a transformer to be located so far from the doorbell and thermostat?
Can a doorbell and thermostat share a transformer?
I'm not convinced there isn't a hidden transformer maybe in a wall but both my thermostat and doorbell only have a small hole allowing the wires to come out. My next steps might be to cut the drywall out a bit behind the doorbell, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!